Person in wheelchair injured after hit-and-run in Russell neighb - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Person in wheelchair injured after hit-and-run in Russell neighborhood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after a hit-and-run accident in the Russell neighborhood.

A MetroSafe supervisor tells WDRB the report came in just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday as an injury accident at 18th Street and West Broadway, reportedly involving a person in a wheelchair.

Officials say the victim was crossing Broadway he was hit by a vehicle and thrown from his wheelchair. Police say the vehicle that hit the victim left the scene and traveled west on Broadway. The suspect's vehicle is described as a red van.

Police say when officers arrived, the victim was found lying in the road near his wheelchair.

The victim was taken to University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

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